Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States

Hardcover | March 16, 2012

byManuela Caiani, Donatella Della Porta, Claudius Wagemann

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Research on the extreme right is rare, and the extreme right has even more rarely been analysed as a social movement. In this volume, the extreme right is compared in Italy, Germany, and the United States using concepts and methods developed in social movement studies. In particular, the bookdescribes the discourse, action, and organizational structures of the extreme right, and explains these on the basis of the available discursive and political opportunities. Three main empirical methods are used in the research. Firstly, the frame analysis looks at the cognitive mechanisms that are relevant in influencing organizational and individual behaviour. Second, network analysis looks at the (inter-) organizational structural characteristics of right-wing organizations. Finally, protest event analysis allows for anempirical summary of the actions undertaken by right-wing extremists over the last decade. The substantive chapters address the organizational structure of the extreme right, their action repertoires, the framing of protest events, the definition of 'us', the struggle against modernity, old and newforms of racism, opposition to globalization, and populism.

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Research on the extreme right is rare, and the extreme right has even more rarely been analysed as a social movement. In this volume, the extreme right is compared in Italy, Germany, and the United States using concepts and methods developed in social movement studies. In particular, the bookdescribes the discourse, action, and organiz...

Donatella Della Porta has directed the Demos project, devoted to the analysis of conceptions and practices of democracy in social movements in six European countries. She is now starting a major ERC project Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:March 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The extreme right and social movement studies: an introduction2. Methodological choices in the analysis of the extreme right: Research design and research methods3. The context of the extreme right4. Networking online5. The action repertoires of the radical right: Violence and beyond6. Framing the 'us': identity building in the extreme right7. Fighting modernity: The extreme right and conservative values8. Racism: old and new forms?9. The other 'No Globals': Right-wing discourses on globalization10. The extreme right, populism and politics11. The Extreme Right: A ConclusionAppendixReferences